Intersection of Frederick Road at US 280 to get turn lane, signal improvements


OPELIKA — Gov. Kay Ivey has announced that more than $40 million in state transportation funding is being awarded to cities and counties for various road and bridge projects, including funds to complete a $2.8 million improvement project at the intersection of U.S. 280 and Frederick Road in Opelika.
The local project will include improvements of left turn lanes and traffic signal modifications. The state will provide $848,294, and the local contribution is $2 million.
The funding is made available through the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program-II (ATRIP-II), a program created by the Rebuild Alabama Act. The Rebuild Alabama Act requires ATRIP-II to be an annual program setting aside a minimum of $30 million off the top of ALDOT’s share of new gas tax revenue for projects of local interest on the state highway system.
“Through the continued, steadfast implementation of the Rebuild Alabama Act, I’m proud to announce the allocation of over $40 million in state transportation funding,” said Gov. Ivey. “This is a substantial investment that underscores our dedication to enhancing roads and bridges statewide. Alabamians deserve nothing short of excellence in their infrastructure, and Rebuild Alabama is continuing to deliver long-term results that are felt across every stretch of our state.”
The state has now awarded more than $180 million in state transportation funds under ATRIP-II since the program’s creation in 2019.
The projects were selected by the ATRIP-II Committee created by the Rebuild Alabama Act. It is anticipated that a number of projects will be under contract during the 2024 fiscal year, however all projects are required to move forward within two years of the awarding of funds.